Picture of Octopizza Pie: Gruesome and Delicious
We eat a lot of pizza. Usually that means we take a blank canvas of soft dough and apply our favorite colors -basil, tomato, cheese, meats, veggies- then cut it into triangl-y pieces and eat the pointy ends first. But what if, this time, we changed neither the canvas nor the paints but the whole approach to eating pizza? How about dipping bread sticks in a cheesy, saucy pizza? Well, that's pretty good, except that bread sticks are boring. Then Claramecium (my oldest daughter's Instructables screen name), thought up the Octopizza, complete with pepperoni suckers. I love having kids!

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients
You can use whatever ingredients you like, canned sauce, fancy cheese... I think only two things are imperative to this recipe: pepperoni sticks and fresh dough.

I also used

one can tomato sauce (not diced, for ease of dipping)
some oregano, basil, fennel, garlic, onion, pepper, salt and oil to coax out the flav's

wonderful cheese

4 cups flour mixed with 1 Tbs salt and a shot of olive oil
2 cups warm-ish water with a Tbs of dissolved, happy yeast, all bright-eyed and foamy.

satoko685 months ago
Most amazing looking pizza design I've ever come across :-) Great idea!
HollyMann2 years ago
Wow!!! So creative and fun! I love it! :)
nookaimrs2 years ago
Very cool! Name reminds me of a James Bond movie title for some reason... ;)
My Dad loves adding a bit of oregano on top of the cheese/toppings!
DurMan2 years ago
Make this a "taco" pizza to add the extra level of punniness to the recipe.

Of course this only works if you understand a little Japanese.
donedirtcheap (author)  DurMan2 years ago
I don't understand even a little Japanese. But I do know some guys on the internets. Do you suggest I make a Tako-taco-octopizza? Fun to say! Even more fun after saki.
ecsaul232 years ago
Hey Congrats! I was rooting for you. This one was my favorite!
donedirtcheap (author)  ecsaul232 years ago
Thank you! I'm glad my work pleased you. Looking forward to what's next!
This is so sweet! And don't kids just have the best ideas :)
donedirtcheap (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
We no sooner had the idea than we were taking photos and scoochmarooing ourselves a new kind of pizza! The pizza rolls look delicious, BTW. Did you know that they were invented here in Duluth, of all places?
mistyp2 years ago
Congrats on becoming a finalist! Good luck!
donedirtcheap (author)  mistyp2 years ago
Thank you. Good luck to you too!
ecsaul232 years ago
You've got my vote
donedirtcheap (author)  ecsaul232 years ago
Thanks. Do you think we can eat them fast enough to keep them from breeding?
haha, i dont know, we have an epidemic on our hands!
bgepp12 years ago
I've heard of deep dish but not deep sea pizza. :) Love this!
ecsaul232 years ago
hahaaha!!!yay instructables!
Dolingen2 years ago
Hi there,
I tried this today instead i put pesto on mine and cheese stuffed tentacles and made it a Cthulhu theme pizza.
Thanks for the inspiration. Here is a pic of mine https://twitter.com/Nashina/status/296889194268200961/photo/1
donedirtcheap (author)  Dolingen2 years ago
Pesto! Thank you so much for posting this pic. I hope it was as delicious as it looks.
I really like how different this looks, a great centrepiece for a party.
donedirtcheap (author)  Nemesis2010772 years ago
Thanks! Every day is a party around here.
What a fun idea!
krissisj2 years ago
Really cute idea!!!
rokclmb2 years ago
I love this. One of my kids doesn't like sauce so he can just have the tentacles. Great Idea!
claramecium2 years ago
me and my dad LOVED this awesomely gross pizza! I should know,because this guy's
my dad! :)
mistyp2 years ago
That's adorable!
This looks 8 times better than a normal pizza.
Aljavar2 years ago